Amazing felt-design from the Netherlands

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Last updated on May 4, 2021

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Thank you for stopping by my shop.

Claudia Burkhardt

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Claudia Burkhardt


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About sassafrasdesignl

Sales 439
On Etsy since 2011

The Woolsmith

Claudia Burkhardt is the designer and creator of Sassafrasdesign products. Her dream of an artisitic education became reality in the early seventies, when she started to study at the internatinally renowed Masterschool of Goldsmithing in Pforzheim/Germany. After graduating and moving to the Netherlands she worked as a goldsmith and shop assistant during many years. Though she was qualified to handle precious metals, she actually always preferred fabric, fibers and yarns.
Today everything looks different. Claudia still lives in the north of the Netherlands, in the green Frisian province. She discovered felt making and got her first felting lesson by chance. The relation of fine wool fibers and fabrics was amazing! Little by little these textile surprises became prettier and prettier, when she taught herself how to felt. Nowadays the designer likes to work spontaneously. Every single Sassafras product has an individual, unique look. After many years she is still surprised and amazed by the uncountable possibilities of the felting techniques.

Photography Claudia: Beate Knappe

Shop members

  • Claudia Burkhardt

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2020
Welcome to my shop. All my products are made with care from the finest materials like wool, silk and linen. Each item is unique! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Sofort Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order. If for any reason you would like to return an item, please let me know within 5 days of receipt of your purchase. As long as the product is in original condition and not damaged, I am happy to refund the sales price minus shipping costs, Etsy and PayPal fees. Buyer is responsible for return shipping fees.
Payment possible through PayPal.
Payment has to be received within 7 days.
After receipt of payment the order will be shipped immediately.
In some countries, buyers are subject to customs taxes and duties on items shipped from international locations. I'm in no way responsible for these taxes and duties, it's the responsibility of the buyer.
Ready to ship in 1 business day

Customs and import taxes:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
All items wil be packed and shipped according to the high quality of the product.
Worldwide shipping is done through standard PostNL INTERNATIONAL and it should take between 2-6 weeks. Shipping prices are for standard shipping through Postnl.

There is no tracking for orders under 200 euros, except you ask me to add one. If you want me to ship with a traceable tracking number please contact me before ordering and I will let you know extra costs.
Orders with a value over 200 euros are shipped with a tracking number. This tracking number is traceable on internet. Thank you!

Domestic shipping is done through PostNL and it should take no longer than three business days.
I ask you kindly to keep in mind:
I am in no way responsible for lost or damaged packages.
I am not responsible for delay in delivery for what ever reason.
If the buyer supplies the wrong shipping address and the order has to be shipped again, the buyer is commited to pay these additional shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
All products are produced by hand from the finest materials possible. Please handle your product with care and follow the attached care instructions:

If you want to hand wash felt, immerse it with lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Try to avoid changing the temperature of the water. Do not wring or rub the felt. Gently squeeze water out by using a towel, gently reshape the product and lay flat to dry away from heat. Do not tumble dry!